In collaboration with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), IPAM recruits eight U.S. students to work on cross-cultural teams with eight HKUST students on four projects, each sponsored by a company based in the region. The student team, with support from their academic mentor and industry mentor, will research the problem and present their results, both orally and in writing, at the end of the program. The sponsors will be announced in March.
The program is nine weeks. IPAM provides the U.S. participants with a travel allowance and a stipend of $3,000. Housing and most meals are also included. Hong Kong students: please consult the HKUST announcement for the benefits they offer local students.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for RIPS-Hong Kong. English is the only language required for participation. The local students, academic mentors and industry mentors will speak English.
Students will stay in residence halls and eat most meals in the campus dining halls. The HKUST math department provides technical support and offices, and offers some cultural activities and Cantonese lessons.
The beautiful HKUST campus overlooks beautiful Port Shelter on the Clear Water Bay peninsula, several miles east of the city center. Public transportation is convenient and inexpensive. Weekends are available for sightseeing.